Meet the team
Sara graduated from Vet School in Scotland and spent a couple of years working there and in London before moving to New Zealand. Since then she has worked in the small animal clinic at Massey University and other clinics both in New Zealand and Adelaide. She has been at Cambridge Pet Vet since 2007 and enjoys the relaxed, friendly atmosphere there. She is passionate about providing the best possible care for her patients and is also involved in managing the small animal clinic. She has a special interest in dentistry and is currently studying for membership exams in dentistry and oral surgery.
Sam is a New Zealand trained vet nurse with a varied career behind her. Sam was involved in running a feed company, farmed milking goats and worked as a groom with polo ponies in the States. Sam has been with the Pet Vets, almost since it began, and she is often your first port of call when calling or visiting the clinic. If she can't help you then probably nobody can! She has an incredible talent for remembering names and faces.
Becca is our head nurse. She is bubbly and energetic and leads the team by setting a good example. Her care and dedication to good animal care is second to none. She also has an interest in dentistry. When not at work, she likes to chill at home with her partner, her cat and dog, and her x-box.
Eleanor graduated from Massey in 2013 and worked in Auckland and Christchurch before heading overseas to the UK for a two-year working O.E. She thoroughly enjoyed the varied experiences and travel Europe had to offer, but home beckoned, and after a year in Auckland, has settled with her partner Patrick in Cambridge with their cat Arcus. Eleanor enjoys surgery and ophthalmology but is also excited to be part of a great team and getting to know our clients.
Anne is a Danish vet who moved to New Zealand soon after graduating but was unable to work here as a vet without undertaking further exams. She married a kiwi and had a family and then worked at vet clinics as a technician and then for LIC in the lab. Anne works as a small animal nurse in the clinic, takes care of our in-house laboratory and also helps out on farms.
Michelle joined us in December last year after working as a mixed practice vet in Hamilton for 10 years. She has a young son at home, so works part time mostly in the clinic, but helps out the cow vets from time to time. She enjoys the variety mixed practice brings but loves the added challenge of surgery and imaging of small animal work. She has really enjoyed the move to Cambridge and being part of a new team.
Marion has worked here for many years now, part - time, while she looks after her young kids and a menagerie at home. She is very experienced and slots in here and there wherever we need her about the place!
Alyeska is quite new to our team and has come down from the Coromandel to join us. She is a vet-nurse-in-training but is very competent and sociable, getting to know our clients and their pets quickly. She works part time and the rest of the time is spent looking after her young daughter, dog and 2 stray cats.
Monique has been with us on and off for years. She started as an 'after school girl' who came and cleaned the floors, then filled in at times to help out at the front at reception, and now works in the cattery and helps out every Saturday morning in the clinic. She has also started her vet nurse training, so along with her one year old daughter, she has plenty to keep her challenged. Her positive attitude and smiling face is great to have around the place!
Kelly looks after the guests in our cattery. She moved from Wellington and is a certified cat crazy lady!! She has been with us for many years now and knows all the regulars very well. She will take excellent care of your cat, giving them lots of love and attention.